The emergence of Covid-19 put a few kinks in the plans of Lawrence County 4-H.

But the group was determined to make the best of things.

4-H is a blossoming organization that hosts numerous competitions designed to teach kids valuable skills and help them grow as they get older.

Despite a global pandemic, Lawrence County 4-H wasn’t going to deprive their students the opportunity to compete.

"We were ready to compete at the Moulton Parks and Rec on March 17. Then the week before was when everything with the virus started happening and it shut us down," said Marsha Terry of Lawrence County 4H. "So we started thinking about ways we could still do a competition."

The answer they came to was a virtual competition.

"We shared on social media and we reached out to our teachers to help connect with the students," Terry said. "The kids were already ready to compete on March 17 so they were eager to do the virtual competition."

Despite everything going on in the world, the competition turned out to be a success.

"I thought it went great. We did the best we could given the circumstances we had," said Terry. "We had a lot of participation, which is great because these kids will learn that it will really help them grow as they get older. That's what we want to do here at 4-H, make the best better."

The winners of the competitions are as followed:

The $15 challenge

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1st Ava Mitchell

2nd Lila Mitchell

3rd Avery Dutton

Intermediate

1st Stella McDonald

SRI - Harley Maxwell

Graphic design competition:

Intermediate- Brady Hodges

SRI - Corey Naylor

Blocks Rock competition:

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1st Lila Mae Whitt

2nd Isabel Arriage and Katherine Dutton

3rd Colton Naylor

Intermediate

1st Stella McDonald

Chef 4-H competition:

Jr

1st Colton Naylor

Extreme Birdhouse competition:

Jr

1st Jordin Burns

2nd Lara Keenum

3rd Caroline Hamilton

SRI

1st Cooper Naylor

Freestyle Demonstration

SRI

1st Cooper Naylor

Bake-Off

Jr

1st Lara Keenum

2nd Libby West

Intermediate

McKenna Maxwell

SRI

1st Corey Naylor

2nd Kaie Beth Jett

3rd Harley Maxwell

Have I Got a Story Competition:

Jr

1st Colton Naylor

The World I See Competition:

Jr

1st Lila Mitchell

2nd Connor Roden

3rd Libby West

Intermediate

1st McKenna Maxwell

2nd Brady Hodges

SRI

1st Corey Naylor

2nd Kalyn Nelson

The World I Imagine Competition:

Jr

1st Libby West

2nd Lila Mitchell

3rd Ava Mitchell

Speak Up Alabama Competition:

Intermediate

1st McKenna Maxwell

SRI

1st Katie Beth Jett

What Would U Build Competition:

Jr

1st Gage Nelson

SRI

1st Kalyn Nelson

2nd Cooper Naylor

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